Aperture Aperture is the second book in a series which examines The Lens and Its Image. Often people don’t give aperture much of a thought because they are just using the automatic functions on both their movie and stills cameras. It is, however, extremely important if you want to get great shots rather than ordinary ones. It can be very disappointing if you end up with footage or a shot that is too dark or too light.
This book covers the meaning of aperture and goes through the two scales that are used, the f scale and the T scale. You learn how to set the correct aperture, what the term, ‘maximum aperture’ means and how you read the information to be found on the lens barrel. Movie clips are used to to great effect throughout the book and show examples of how aperture controls exposure and also how you compare the maximum aperture of different lenses.
The book finishes with a list of things you should be able to do once you have studied the content thoroughly as well as a list of questions you should be able to answer.
The book contains approximately 15 minutes of movie clips.